Developing conscientious citizens by instilling wonder,
encouraging stewardship, and cultivating community.
300 Acres of Forest, Fields and Freshwater Ponds of Cape Cod
The Burgess Outdoor Education & Retreat Center is the perfect place for your middle school education experience, your university program or your organizations annual retreat.
News & Blog
News & Blog
Meet the Gurus!
Here in 02563, spring has sprung! Please join us in welcoming our 2017 Gurus – an incredible group of adventuresome, fun-loving, passionate folks who have traveled across the country to instill wonder, encourage stewardship and cultivate community at Burgess Outdoor Education this spring, and beyond! The crew this year is a blend of new and […]Read More
Fresh from the Farm
As promised, this week’s farm blog covers the first part of the sheep-to-shawl process that our flock’s wool is currently experiencing! In June, the sheep get sheared by a professional shearwool, and as you can see in the picture below, each sheep’s fleece stays all in one piece. After shearing, we spread out the fleeces […]Read More
Outdoor Education Instructors/Directors Need Field Trips Too!
Camp Burgess Outdoor Education Director Takes Field Trips of Her Own The winter months at Camp Burgess & Hayward find program directors in full-swing processing registrations, hiring seasonal staff, developing programs, and planning logistics for the busy months ahead. With the administrative load more intense than usual, Camp’s Outdoor Education Director, Kerri Sadoff, stays connected […]Read More
Camp Burgess & Hayward
Our Summer Camp
Established in 1928, the South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess and Hayward has been a leader in Massachusetts camping for over 85 years. With one and two-week sessions, Camp Burgess & Hayward have programs for boys and girls ages 7-16.visit the site